Taking action against racism
We're working to combat racism, foster acceptance and promote an inclusive society in Alberta.
Racism has no place in Alberta. As our province becomes more diverse, the government has a responsibility to break down barriers, promote inclusive and accepting communities and embrace diversity as one of our strengths.
While racism cannot be resolved overnight, the stories and ideas we heard from thousands of people helped us create a plan to combat racism and make life better for all Albertans.
Read the plan:
- Taking Action Against Racism: What Albertans Told Us and What’s Next (PDF, 10 MB)
- Appendix 1: Comparing Canadian Jurisdictions (PDF, 122 KB)
The plan includes short- and long-term actions. Two items will launch this summer: an advisory council and a community grant program. We’re asking for your feedback on the other action items to make sure we’re on the right track.
We’re visiting communities across the province this summer to get your feedback on the action items listed in the report. You can also send us feedback online.
Anti-racism advisory council
We're recruiting up to 25 council members to advise the government on how to address racism effectively, engage people in provincial and community conversations and further cross-cultural work. Apply by Sept. 15, 2018.
Anti-racism community grant program
Community organizations will be able to apply for funding to support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of racism and its effect on all Albertans. Funding will also be available for projects specific to Indigenous people.
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